• Beware of Rental Scam

    March 06, 2014 No comments

    A rental scam utilizing Craigslist has reared its ugly head once again in central Indiana and the State Police want to warn the public to be mindful of their dealings.

    On February 21st, a Plainfield, Indiana resident answered a Craigslist posting for a rental home in Noblesville, Indiana.

    The interested party inquired if the home was still available and she received an E-mail from Irene Parrish that it was and asked for the woman to fill out an application form. The woman completed the application and received an E-mail from Parrish that she was now residing in Inglewood, California and needed the victim to wire $1,900.00 to her via Moneygram. The $1,900.00 was to cover the $950.00 rent for the house and a $950.00 refundable deposit. The victim wired the money from a CVS store in Noblesville.

    On Saturday, February 22nd, the victim received another E-mail from Parrish telling her that she needed another $950.00 for an extra month’s rent. The victim refused Parrish’s request informing her that she had already sent $1,900.00 and had not received the keys to the house.

    The victim never received keys to the house found out later that the house was actually sold by a Reality Company that had their sign in the yard one week prior to the Craigslist posting.

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